Assessment Bilateral Agreement

The final evaluation of the bilateral agreement can be found below and on the Commonwealth Ministry of Environment website. The current agreement improves the rationalization of the benefits of the single window ahead of an approved bilateral agreement. The current agreement aims to promote effective, thorough and transparent environmental regulation while minimizing duplication. The current agreement replaces the existing agreement, which was in service from December 20, 2013 to February 25, 2015. For more information on the bilateral agreement, please contact the Division`s Impact Analysis Unit at (03) 8392 5503 or notice of the intent of a proposed bilateral agreement with Queensland on Environmental Authorization (PDF – 69.38 KB) | (DOCX – 25.63 KB) Communication on the intention to develop a draft bilateral evaluation agreement (PDF – 112.33 KB), opinion on the intention to develop a draft bilateral evaluation agreement (DOCX – 23.36 KB). The legal public notice on the Proposed NSW Approval expired on Friday, June 13, 2014. The NSW government will then conduct an assessment of the development proposal, ensuring that its assessment report contains sufficient information on any relevant issues relating to national environmental importance (MNES) to allow the Australian government to review these effects and decide whether or not to approve the measure. The bilateral environmental assessment agreement was signed in October 2014 by the Commonwealth and the Victorian government in early December 31, 2014. The bilateral evaluation agreement applies only to large projects (the NSW government being the approval authority), as it is an agreement between the NSW and the Australian government. In order to streamline the benefits for all NSW supporters who need to use the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and who must be approved in accordance with the EPBC Act, the Australian government has approved the BOS as part of the EPBC Act`s enforcement policy. This means that any NSW supporter who requires an EPBC-Act authorization can use NSW BOS to assess and meet its biodiversity compensation requirements. The main advantage of accredited assessment procedures is to jointly address environmental assessment requirements, which often overlap in the state and Commonwealth, the avoidance of duplication and harmonize results. The amended bilateral agreement maintains the original intention of the bilateral agreement (2015), allowing for minimal change in existing content.

There are no new requirements as such that have been introduced as a result of this process for municipal councils, although additional meetings and discussions are required to coordinate processes and exchange relevant information. Formal timetables and procedures for evaluating the planning authorization procedure will not change. This accredited assessment procedure applies to a controlled measure that also requires an environmental impact assessment under the conditions of the Minister of Planning (instead of an SEA). If there is a specific potential for significant impact on the environment, the conditions must be subject to targeted assessment and documentation (in the form of a report) by the supporter, followed by a period of exposure with the opportunity to speak publicly.